GPMP Course Requirements

    Submission of a program of study to the department that can be expected to provide a satisfactory level of general competence in Medial Physics and a suitable degree of specialization in some specific area. Passage of at least 20 quarter courses with a “B” average and with no grade lower that “C” is normally required for the Ph.D. degree.

    These must include the basic required courses and seven elective courses.

    1. At least Five must be at the 300 level or above, and at least one of these 300 level courses must be in the Physics Department.
    2. A maximum of two research courses may be included.
    3. Each elective must be approved by the student’s GPMP advisor.
    4. If a student enters the programs with a master’s degree in physics or the equivalent, or if a student is associated with the medical scientist training program (MSTP), the Committee may reduce the minimum number of courses required to 14 and may modify the distributional requirements.
    5. During his/her first 15 months in the GPMP, a student may petition to the Curriculum Committee for course substitution or course credit on the basis of coursework or experience gained in previous educational programs. Such petitions are also necessary for MSTP students or students entering with a master’s degree in physics or the equivalent who wish to reduce their course requirements from those specified above. For such students, the Curriculum Committee may reduce the minimum number of courses from 20 to 14 and may modify the distributional requirements. Because of the 15- month window, it is extremely important that each student review their prior coursework with his/her advisor upon entering the GPMP in order to determine whether submission of a request for course substitution or course credit is appropriate. Note that “course substitution” requires the student to substitute another course for the waived course without reduction of the total number of required courses, whereas “course credit” gives the student credit for waived courses that can be applied toward the minimum number of courses needed for graduation. The Curriculum Committee will consider requests from each student and determine the appropriate action: (1) no waiver, (2) waiver with course substitution, or (3) waiver with course credit.

    6. Other related documents:

      General Requirements
      Ph.D. Requirements
      Suggested Basic Course Sequence
      Suggested Elective Courses
      Descriptions of Courses
      Examinations in the Program